Valerie (ID 19276521) was recently seen getting off the Veterans Expressway near Citrus Park. The problem? She wasn't in a vehicle. The confused stray was brought to safety in the crowded shelter where she dissolved into a shivering puddle of sweetness. Valerie's tail is wagging again, and she's a true lady on the leash — house-trained, too. This approximately 5-year-old healthy beagle and dachshund mix is ready to be yours. Adopt her fully spayed, vaccinated, microchipped and more at the Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center in Tampa, open daily from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. And don't miss "Check the Chip Day" from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday. For more information, go to hillsboroughcounty.org/pets.