From the Goldstock website; For those of you who have never attended, Goldstock is a celebration of our dogs and of rescue. The event was started in 1998 as a get together for members of the Golden@Hobbes e-mail list, and in support of Golden Retriever Rescue. Approximately 65 people and their goldens attended and a few thousand dollars was raised to help rescue. From that beginning, the event has grown to include over 30 rescue groups selling wonderful merchandise; more than 300 people from all over the US, as well as Canada and the UK; and well over 400 very happy dogs. In the 12 years of Goldstock, several hundred thousand dollars has been raised for rescue. You can learn more about Goldstock on their site wwww.goldstockcamp.com and maybe I'll see you there in 2014.