We had this happen last Christmas. My son came from California with his Springer. His wife had an earlier flight (long story) and we had several hours to kill, so we took Gryphon to a cafe and ate outdoors. A couple came along and went nutty over the Springer and it turned out that theirs was a half sibling to Gryphon from the same breeder--many hours away. They told us where there was great dog park in the neighborhood where Gryphon burned off some steam before his long ride home (in cargo area). He does great traveling. Hope hie likes his "Uncle Barkleigh."