About Us

About the Hospital

The Realms of Gold, Inc. Doll and Stuffed Animal Hospital was inspired by my own childhood teddy bear. I wanted to bring him to a bear hospital for my 21st birthday, but they wouldn’t fix him. Fifteen years later, when I could fix him myself, I decided it was time to offer the same service to others.

I rejuvenate dolls and stuffed animals so they can continue to be played with. My patients have been mauled by pets, loved nearly to death by children and adults, and come from all over the globe. All return to their families ready to be loved and played with for many years to come.

About the Artist

All of the hospital work is done by Beth Karpas. Beth is a former children’s librarian who has combined her love of stories with her passion for dolls to create the premier stuffed animal repair and cloth doll repair hospital.

In 2003, at the request of her doll customers, Beth opened the Realms of Gold, Inc. Cloth Doll and Stuffed Animal Hospital, where she has healed many treasured Raggedies and teddy bears from past decades.

Beth lives in Los Altos, California with her best friend and husband, Peter, a dog, a cat, two turtles, and dolls and stuffed animals and books in every room.

The Artist in Renaissance Dress with a Frog Prince Doll

What our customers say about our hospital (and us)!

Here are some of the amazing and humbling¬†kind words that I’ve received over the years for my work.

Where in the world are the dolls?

Patients fly to the hospital from all over the globe. Here is a map showing some of their far flung homes:

And in case you can’t tell from that crowded map, we’ve had patients travel from every state in the union!

For more information on the hospital, please feel free to e-mail us at Realms of Gold. Or call us at (650) 996-2280.