Cloth Doll and Stuffed Animal Hospital

Our motto is first do no harm, just like a medical doctor.  We are a member in good standing of the Doll Doctor Association. We provide quick estimates and won’t start any repairs to your beloved cloth doll or stuffed animal without your pre-approval.  We also send progress reports with photos of your doll or stuffed animal upon request, which our younger doll parents have found particularly helpful!

Please check out this great blog post from Daisy describing her stuffed animal Lamby’s trip to and experience at our hospital!

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Please call us at 650-996-2280 or e-mail us at hospital@realmsofgold.com for a free repair estimate.

We send estimates within 48 hours of receiving a request. If you do not hear from us in that time, please call, because one of the emails (ours or yours) is lost somewhere in cyberspace!

Click on the Raggedy Ann or Flor to check out some of our former cloth doll patients, pre and post rejuvenation.

Click on the teddy bear or Snoopy to check out some of our former stuffed animal patients, pre and post rejuvenation.

Want more information about the hospital? Or want to see even more before and after photos?
My hospital blog shows the transformations and various surgeries that my patients undergo, as well as some of the funny stories from the hospital. Check it out at doctorbeth.tumblr.com or follow the hospital blog link in the menu.


Kind words from our cloth doll and stuffed animal patients and their families:

I am constantly taking care of patients and getting happy feedback from patients and their families… but I’m not as fast at updating my web site as I am at sewing, so if you don’t see any comments for a while, don’t be worried…. it’s just because I’m busy sewing! Beth

“Pikachu arrived today, thank you so much! I’m in awe at how much better he looks and I adore the new cheeks! It feels so good to hug him again. I can’t thank you enough for repairing such a beloved toy. Many many thanks and in definitely recommending you to anyone who may need fixes!” Pikachu’s person in KY, September 2022

“Bunny looks amazing, THANK YOU!!!” Bunny’s family in TN, September 2022

“Got him!!!! He’s perfect! Thanks!!!!!” Major Chippy the chipmunk’s person in FL, September 2022

“He arrived home safely yesterday and looks great. I gave him a BIG hug. Thank you so much!!!” An Elephant’s person in MD, September 2022

“Thank you again. God has blessed you with a unique talent to bring happiness to others.
I will certainly tell others about your business.” Magilla the monkey’s person in PA, August 2022

“When you have a beloved stuffed animal (or, in my case, a lovie named Bunny that I’ve had for almost 36 years!) in need of some repairs, you want someone to understand how special that object is to you. Beth understands completely and, from my first email exchange with her, I knew I could trust her with Bunny. Beth was extremely quick and responsive any time I had a question, she was able to diagnose what Bunny might need and offer lots of options for me to choose from, and the work she did was nothing short of extraordinary. When Bunny got home, he looked incredible! Beth was somehow able to fix all the holes and tears without making him look any different. The gift that Beth gave me is a guarantee of many more years with Bunny and that is truly priceless. I am so grateful to Beth and Realms of Gold!” Bunny’s person in CA, August 2022

“They’ve arrived safe and sound! Fluffy is so much less squished now and Huggy’s color and stitching look great! I’m absolutely delighted to have them back home looking so well, and so are their friends! Thank you so so much again for your work, if I ever need more repair work I know who to go to :]” Fluffy and Huggy (a bunny and a bear) and their person in MA, August 2022

“Thanks again for fixing up Beary. My son is delighted. He carried him around all afternoon and carefully tucked him into bed tonight. 🙂 Thank you!” Beary’s family in CA, August 2022

“He came today and he looks incredible… the amount you did manage to clean and fix is astounding. He looks better than we ever could have hoped. Thank you!” A teddy bear’s family in NC, August 2022

“Teddy arrived home today, and he looks wonderful! Years younger and ready for his next 20! Thanks you soooo much!” Teddy’s family in WA, August 2022

“Hi Beth…well I made it home – no trouble along the way. Me and C have been reacquainting
ourselves since this has been the longest amount of time we have ever had. She is currently holding me like she did when she was a little girl. Comfortable for both of us. Anyway, thanks for taking good care of me…I know I proved a bit of a challenge; however, know that all was appreciated! On behalf of both of us – take care, be happy.” Teddy (and his person), August 2022

“Received puppy back today and he looks great! Thanks again!!” Puppy’s family in MN, August 2022

“Thank you so much! This has been a great experience. I’m so happy we found you” Fluffy Stuffy the Unicorn’s family in PA, July 2022

“My Raggedy Ann arrived home today and she looks great, even better than the pictures! It felt so nice to hold her again. Now, I know who to recommend for any doll or stuffed animal repairs.” Raggedy Ann’s person in NJ, July 2022

“Thank you, Beth! You’re an angel to offer this service for people like me who want to hold onto their memories in teddy bear form. I appreciate your care and can’t wait to hold them again!!” Christine and JB the teddy bears’ family in CA, July 2022

“Thank you so much for healing her! She’s better than I ever could have hoped!” Turtle’s person in CA, July 2022

“Thank you so much for your care of Choppers. He looks wonderful and still feels like his old self— there’s just more to love!! I looked into a lot of stuffed animal spas/restoration and yours seemed like the most high quality and trustworthy option. It absolutely is. Let me know if there’s a place I can leave a review or tell others how amazing you are!! I’m so glad Choppers is in good shape for many years to come. Thanks again!!” Choppers the Panda Bear’s person in CA, June 2022

“Lambick arrived today and he’s just perfect!! Thank you so much for everything” Lambick the stuffed lamb’s person in OH, June 2022

“Received my beautiful Celeste just now. Thank you so much for restoring her” Celeste the elephant’s person in CA, June 2022

“Kitty made it home on Friday. She is perfect!!!!! Thank you so much!” Kitty’s family in MO, June 2022

“Winnie arrived yesterday and I was thrilled! He looks nearly the same as he did in 1963!
Thank you for your diligent and beautiful work! If I hear of anyone else needing such a service, I’ll be glad to send them your way.” Winnie the Pooh Bear’s person in OH, May 2022

“Thank you so, so much for giving him a second life! I’m forever grateful :)” Puffy the puffalump’s person in PA, May 2022

“Little Duckie is home safe and sound, and he looks FANTASTIC!! Thank you so much for rehabilitating my childhood friend!” Little Duckie’s person in TX, May 2022

“Just wanted to let you know that Big Dog was safely delivered to me today and he looks fantastic!  I wanted to thank you for all the hard work you put into him so I can enjoy him into my old age!” Big Dog’s person in MD, May 2022

“I got him!! I’m so happy, he’s so fluffy! Thank you for helping him out!” Puppy’s person in NJ, May 2022

“Thanks Beth, you have a unique and very special service. Keep up the good work and thanks for making it fun too not just a repair.” Santa and a Teddy Bear’s person in NM, May 2022

“he looks WONDERFUL! Thank you so much for your expert, considerate, and loving care of my little guy.” A teddy bear’s person in ID, May 2022

“You’re a magician. She looks incredible!!” Carolina the dalmatian’s person in FL, April 2022

“Cherry Bear arrived last night! Thank you so much! She is clean and chubby and fluffier! I appreciate the time and effort and care you put into her healing process. I will be sure to follow the advice on the after-visit summary and give her lots of hugs!” Cherry Bear’s person in CA, April 2022

“OMG Thank you so so so much for all of your hard work on my baby boy!!! He looks ten years younger LOL.. ” Tuxedo Sam’s person in CA, April 2022

“She arrived and she is perfect. Thank you so much!!!!! ” The stuffed hippo’s person in PA, April 2022

“My son’s had that Spiderman since he was three. He’s very appreciative that you were able to return him to maximum Spidermanness.” Spiderman’s family in CA, April 2022

“We’ve received Cubby! She looks great and is back living her “home life”” Cubby the lion’s family in IL, April 2022

“Thank you very much for getting “Big Mickey” back in shape. My son loves it! We will definitely use your hospital again when any of the animals in our house require help! I will also share the excellent work you did with anyone who has a stuffed animal in need of help.”  Mickey the Mouse’s family in WI, March 2022

“Thank you so much! I look forward to many, many years of adventure with Cathy, and will recommend you and your services to anyone I know. :)” Cathy the lamb’s person in OH, March 2022

“Thank you so much! When I showed him the photos of HJ he started to cry (and feelings are difficult for him to express). HJ is one of two things he has left from his parents who are both gone. Thank you so much for helping preserve his happy memories. You are the most amazing human. Thank you.” Hammie Joe the Pig’s family in PA, March 2022

“Thank you so much for your amazing work. G was overjoyed to have Kitty back after her hospital visit, she hasn’t set Kitty down since opening the box. She really liked the cat sticker on the box and the included patient chart, they were a nice personal touch.” Kitty’s family in CA, March 2022

“I can’t thank you enough for the work you’ve done on Hoppy – I appreciate your kindness and attention to detail so much.” Hoppy the bunny’s person in GA, March 2022

“Thank you for taking care of Fred! He got home safely today and I am so very happy to have him back. I am very relieved that he has been so reinforced and is nice and scrubbed now. I definitely made the right decision entrusting him to your care.” Ted the Bear’s person in MI, February 2022

“she has arrived safely and she looks amazing! thank you for doing such a wonderful job restoring her, i can’t tell you how happy i am. :)” A Unicorn’s person in IL, February 2022

“He has arrived!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I LOVE how plump he is and he’s perfectly huggable and dense now and his posture is so good and I really can’t believe how great he looks. You’ve given him a new lease on life and I’m so grateful!! ” Snuffles’ the bear’s person in CA, February 2022

“Poley has made it home safely and E was over the moon! He looks amazing and you made this whole process such a pleasure!” Poley the gund polar bear in MA, February 2022

“Snowdog is home and he’s absolutely beautiful. I cried when he was unboxed!” Snowdog the husky’s person in TX, February 2022

“The kids arrived home safe and sound and they are feeling great. We are smothering them with kisses (masks on, of course!) and will keep them on a healthy diet as they recover. Thank you very much for your excellent service, sense of humor, and loving repair of the kids. We are very grateful and look forward to recommending you in the future.” Fromage, Jocko, and None’s family in FL, January 2022

“Oh wow that looks great! So happy to see the beaver all patched up 😀 ” Beaver’s family in CA, January 2022

“I just received Elphie and I’m so full of love and appreciation for the work you do. ” Elphie the stuffed elephant’s person in CA, January 2022

“He looks incredible and I really can’t thank you enough for the time and care you put in to fixing him up. ” Paulie Bear’s person in NY, December 2021

“Thank you! I couldn’t be happier! The whole process (from initially emailing to getting Mimi back home) was smooth, easy, and professional. And I loved getting the picture updates :). Your care for what you do and the stuffed animals you repair is so obvious! I’m so happy I found your service; thank you!!” Mimi the stuffed dog’s person in VA, December 2021

“I just got Beary out of his box, and he looks brand new. I love him so much. Thank you performing literal magic on him, I am forever grateful <3 ” Beary the teddy bear’s person in WV, December 2021

“He is home! And he looks so good, I can’t believe it. I couldn’t put him down for the whole night, I was so happy. He is now reunited with his best friends, and seems very pleased with his adventures! Thank you so much!” Ulrik the sheep’s person in Sweden, November 2021

“Beth, we cannot put into words how thankful we are for you and your incredible skill. After our son’s beloved stuffy, Bark, was chewed up by our new puppy, we weren’t sure if he was beyond repair. Bark is a treasured stuffy that holds irreplaceable sentiment and lots of memories. You restored Bark to more than his former glory. We all cried happy tears when we got Bark back in the mail. What you do is incredibly unique and special. Thank you for your patience, craftsmanship and true desire to help stuffies and their families.” Bark the stuffed puppy’s family in CO, November 2021
” i just wanted to let you know that my alligator arrived back home safe and sound a week ago and he’s absolutely perfect!!!! i’m amazed at how much better he looks and how much more life he has! you did a perfect job fixing him up and i couldn’t be happier!!! thank you so so so much for everything; i will definitely be recommending your stuffed animal hospital, and if my alligator or any of my other plushies need some help i will be certain to come back to you! once again, thank you so so so very much for everything!!! you did a perfect job and i’m super duper happy; thank you so much!!!!!! 😀 <3″ The alligator’s person in FL, November 2021
“Wanted to give a shout out to an amazing business called Realms of Gold Inc. in Los Altos, CA. They are a cloth doll and stuffed animal hospital that are top notch. My wife’s doll, Mary, was made by her mother for her when my wife was 5 years old. Unfortunately, our new pup “found” her and played too rough with her and caused extensive damage. Beth at Realms of Gold took her and made her better. We couldn’t find anyone local here in OC but glad to have found Beth. I know this is only applicable to a select few, but if you ever need this service they are the best!!” Mary the cloth doll’s family in CA, October 2021
“Thank you so much for your sensitivity to M’s desires. I’d expect some wouldn’t want to have their name associated with a project that still looked so worn afterwards. Your willingness to give M exactly what she wanted, odd as it may seem, was priceless. Sending Fave off to an unguaranteed outcome was very stressful for me. You hit just the right balance. I’d gladly recommend you to anyone.” Fave the monkey’s family in WA, October 2021

“I just wanted to tell you I finally got Lotus back and I am so happy with him!” Lotus the dog’s person in TX, October 2021

“Teddy arrived safe and sound several days ago. I am truly amazed that you were able to put him back together again. If you were around in Humpty Dumpty’s day, the nursery rhyme would have ended differently!” Suzy in California

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The hospital has been in business since 2006, and we have had kind words since then too!  Please click here for kind words from previous years from our former stuffed animal and doll patients and their people (and more before and after photos)!

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The kind words continue in the blogosphere as well: 

Check out this wonderful post from Cathy describing Buddy the Teddy Bear’s visit to our hospital!

Or check out the story of the wonderfully named bear, Chumbawumba. You can read his and his person’s tale here.