The search and rescue beagle named “Snickers” has garnered more attention than his owner, Pam Medhurst. The Union-Tribune wrote a glowing profile about Snickers after he won awards last year. The North County Times put Snickers at the forefront of this photo of the pair.

Medhurst, the dog’s trainer, hangs out in the background.

But on Thursday, I’ll be sitting down with Medhurst to talk about her experiences for this week’s Q&A. She’s been the volunteer Search and Rescue Canine Unit leader at the Sheriff’s Department for 12 years, organizing other dog trainers to help track down missing people across the county.

We’ll surely talk about Snickers and her four other beagles, but I also want to ask about why she volunteers, the toll it takes and what she recommends for those others searching San Diego for a lost person.

What else should we talk about?

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