Today my wife brought home a stray dog. He was found in the street, tagless, by one of her co-workers, who kept the dog for two days before deciding that she couldn't keep him with her five cats. Is this a bad idea? Kepler (his new name) appears healthy and reasonably sociable, but I have to wonder what sort of diseases and/or parasites and/or bad attitudes he might have picked up while living on his own. I'm also wondering if he ran away just recently and his original owner is still looking for him. Kepler is a young dog, probably eight to twelve months old, with short, brown hair and a "beaglish" face. He's already neutered and seems to be housebroken. Assuming that a check-up at the vet's office doesn't reveal any problems, is it reasonable to expect that this stray dog can adapt to a new home?