The Battle of Germantown wasn’t Washington’s greatest momentSource: Business Insider
Washington took care of the dog until he could return it
General Washington's compliments to General Howe, does himself the pleasure to return [to] him a Dog, which accidentally fell into his hands, and by the inscription on the Collar appears to belong to General Howe.
Was Washington just being a nice guy when he returned the dog?Source: Bark Post
Washington was honest. The fact that Washington returned the dog to Howe is an almost unbelievable act of kindness. It shows him to be a great humanitarian and gentleman and truly displays his tremendous sense of honor.
Washington might have been scouting the British camp when the dog was returnedSource: Wikimedia
[George Washington] never missed a chance to gain knowledge of the enemy, and what a splendid opportunity this was to spy on British headquarters! The British could not refuse a flag returning the General's dog.