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’m so sorry I haven’t updated compliments in a while… the hospital treated over 650 patients in 2018 and I was spending my time with them rather than the web site!  I have literally hundreds of kind words to add…. but I’d rather take care of patients. 🙂  So I’m going to start limiting the kind words I add, adding only a few a month.  If you don’t see any for a while, don’t be surprised…. it’s just because I’m busy sewing! Beth

I realized I never sent you an email thanking you again for all your work with Teddy! After being home in Boston for the last month and a half, he has settled back in and all his new fur is really keeping him warm! He really looks amazing – updated but not too new, more perfect than I could have asked for. I can’t thank you enough for giving him new life and making sure he can weather many more Boston winters with me. I will always recommend you to anyone who asks! — Teddy’s person in MA, February 2019

Beth, thank you so so much. …I found as I go through life that small acts of love and kindness and reverberate in big ways.  Thank you again.  When my son heads off to Mars someday 20 years in the future, I know that blue bear will be somewhere tucked in his spaceship. Thanks again. — Bluebear’s family in MA, February 2019

Beth has quite the talent in preserving memories. After realizing my wife’s childhood teddy bear was failing, I searched the internet looking for opportunities in getting ‘Beary’ repaired. Eventually we decided to entrust Beary with ‘Realms of Gold’. The customer service was beyond outstanding. Beth answered all our questions and updated us during the whole repair process. After a few short weeks, Beary came back home and the results were remarkable. The stitching and care put into the repairs reaffirmed i had made the right choice. Now my wife has her memories preserved thanks to Beth and her magic talent. I highly recommend ‘Realms of Gold’ for their quality and communication.’  — Beary’s family in Maine, February 2019

I wanted to let you know Zippy arrived safe and sound this morning ; right on my birthday! He looks wonderful and the job you did on his whiskers is perfect! (He feels so much better too!)Thank you for the work you do- it’s a gift to restore these toys. I will use your services in the future if any other toys need help. — Zippy the sea otter’s person in IL, February 2019
I just wanted to say thank you so much for the incredible job you did with Big Teddy. It is wonderful to know that his repair will make it possible for me to pass my bear onto my child someday, just as my mother passed the bear on to me.  — Big Teddy the Pot Belly Bear’s person in CT, January 2019
Wow!  Felix looks great and we look forward to giving him plenty of future hugs with all of his stuffings properly stuffed!  I so appreciate the great turnaround and keeping me informed along the way.  You did a wonderful job. — Felix the Bear’s family in VA, January 2019
He’s home, he’s home, he’s home! And he looks EXACTLY the same! And he isn’t squishy! And his seams are so tight! And he’s still Bear. Thank you so, so much, Beth. — Bear’s person in PA, January 2019

With the rush of the holidays I forgot to send a note to you and let you know the pair arrived safely on Christmas Eve! I cannot thank you enough for the great care they received! They look amazing and ready for many more years of love and hugs!!! — The kangaroos family in TN, December 2018

Koala has arrived and he is absolutely perfect!! Thank you so much!! — Koala’s person in DE, December 2018

Thank you so much for taking such excellent care of Dolly and for making her look and feel so fabulous, even at her age 😉 I look forward to being able to share and treasure her with my future children. Happy Holidays, and keep up the great work! — Dolly’s person in California, December 2018
I got Snuffy back home today! He looks great thanks ever so much for all your hard work.  — Snuffalufagus’ person in ON, Canada, November 2018
He just arrived!!! He looks so perfect and fat and huggable, i cried when i saw the fedex truck pull up haha.  Thank you so much for your hard work! I will definitely be coming to you again in the future for other stuffed pals! — Charmander’s person in NJ, November 2018
Beth, thanks so much for the expert repair and the best communication experience ever!!! You are the best! We are so lucky to have found you!!!  — Uncle Buz the Bear’s family in NJ, November 2018
I got Ivy back today and I couldn’t be happier!! She looks even better than I could have ever imagined!! I’m crying tears of joy! Thank you so much for your help. — Ivy the Purple Hippo’s person in TN, October 2018
Kiku arrived early yesterday and I couldn’t be happier to have him home! You did an amazing job with him, and with the extra stuffing he feels a lot more sturdy than he used to be. Thank you so much! If I ever have another plush that needs help, I know exactly who to contact! — Kiku the canine’s person in DE, October 2018
We got Meerkat back and he looks awesome! Thank you for your wonderful work! — Meerkat’s family in MN, October 2018
Zippy arrived on time and he looks WONDERFUL! My granddaughter loves the way he looks and smells! His time at the spa was well worth it. I wasn’t sure a 60 year old stuffie could look this great, but you did a fantastic job. Thank you so very much! — Zippy the monkey’s family in VA, October 2018
Slothy is home!  Human is Happy!  Thank you for all your help, and for the wonderful craftsmanship.  Slothy is better than ever! — Slothy’s family in IL, September 2018
Pinky arrived safely yesterday. Thank you for you efforts he looks fantastic.– Pinky the Cat’s family in OH, September 2018

Ella arrived yesterday and she looks AMAZING! I shed happy tears to see her smiling face plump again! I can not thank you enough.  — Ella the elephant’s family in GA, August 2018

Beth did a great job restoring my puppy after a bad run-in with a lamp left his inner beads melted to his skin. It was a big job but now he’s as good as new! Would definitely recommend her services to anyone who has a stuffed animal in need of a little extra care — Puppy’s person in KS, August 2018

 Received Lamby, safe and sound. My daughter was delighted. Wonderful job. Thanks tons — Lamby’s family in TN, August 2018

He looks great!  Thank you so much for your hard work and extreme care in restoring him.  You made my daughter VERY happy! — Beary White’s family, July 2018

Mr. LeBear has arrived and looks great!!!  He had a wonderful stay at the hospital and extends his thanks to you for your fine care. — Mr. Le Bear’s family in CA, July 2018

I just got the sheep in the mail and shes perfect:) thank you so much for doing such excellent work ! — Sheep’s family in NJ, July 2018

“Dangles is home.. and he looks great.   We are very very happy.. looks like the vacation did him wonders.. definitely a bit plumper. .lol  ” Dangles the Ty Monkey’s family in NY, June 2018

“Wook Wook arrived a day earlier than expected (on Tuesday) and he looks awesome! You did such a great job and I’m so pleased with the outcome. I’m so glad I decided to send him to your hospital. Thanks again for taking such wonderful care of him! I will definitely refer others to you.”  Wook Wook the 59 year old Monkey and his family in MA, June 2018

“The patient is safely arrived, has been much admired, and already received just a few of the many hugs that will be regularly administered now he’s home and whole again. Many, many, many thanks — your level of care and attention to detail is superb.” Snoopy’s family in TX, June 2018

“Brownie arrived safe and sound and looking very good. Can’t wait to give him to my husband at his party. Thank you for your great work and reliable service. ” Brownie the teddy bear’s family in PA, June 2018

“I hope all is well. I just wanted to send an email and say thank you for talking great care of Squishy. You did and awesome job! He looks great and I’m so happy to have him home!” Squishy the bear’s person in MD, June 2018

“Thank you so much! Teddy looks and feels amazing now!” Teddy’s family in CO, June 2018

“Yes, he will now all thanks to you and your special hospital.  Seriously, what would we stuffed animal lovers do without you?  You care and are so talented!” Dumplin the stuffed animal’s person in CA, June 2018

“Q and I have been happily reunited. He’s a BIT grumpy about having to stay in the mailbox last night but I’m giving him extra cuddles! Thank you so much, he looks AMAZING! ” Quantas the koala’s person in CO, June 2018

“Ralf arrived home safe.   He’s perfect.   Thanks very much.” Ralf the teddy bear’s family in PA, June 2018

“Just wanted to let you know that Drowser arrived Friday in perfect health. He looks awesome. I can’t express enough the quality of the work you did on him to bring Drowser back to life. Thank you so much!” Drowser the stuffed lion’s person in WA, June 2018

“WOW!  He looks GREAT!  THANK-YOU:) I can’t remember the last time I saw him stand up on his own…and with 2 eyes.” Pot Belly the Teddy Bear’s person in CA, May 2018

“The package arrived today and Andy looks great.  Thanks for performing the repairs so promptly and well.  He looks great” Raggedy Andy’s person in NY, May 2018

“Just got Scarf in the mail! Wow, he’s got new eyes. He looks so young again lol. Thank you very much for taking good care if him!” Scarf the dog’s person in MO, May 2018

“And he looks perfect! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” Dogdog’s family in NY, May 2018

“Ted arrived yesterday and we were so excited to see him!  My kids were absolutely thrilled.  He looks great!  Thank you very much for fixing him up.  He’s much more able to handle all the love he’s given.” Ted’s family in CO, May 2018

“Morgan arrived today and looks perfectly Morgan. Thank you so very much!!” Morgan the dog’s person in WA, May 2018

“Gem and I cannot thank you enough! You have my endless gratitude. Please let me know if I may leave a review on yelp or your website to help with future clients in need of your expert craftsmanship. Cheers!” Gem the Teddy Bear’s person in CA, May 2018

“Both Lady and Shaggy arrived home safely today- I am so impressed!!!!  They look wonderful!  Here they are back home with their friends!  I cannot thank you enough for the beautiful job you did fixing them up!” Lady and Shaggy’s person in MO, May 2018

“Thank you so much. He looks great!” Frisco the Beagle’s person in NC, May 2018

“Awesome, thank you so much! ” Mr. Bear’s family in TX, May 2018

“You’ve made three girls very happy! I can’t recommend your hospital highly enough.  You do wonderful work!” Teddy’s family in NV, May 2018
“We just got Froggie today and he looks amazing! You are definitely a miracle worker!” Froggie’s family in CT, May 2018

“Teddy arrived today and I gave him to my wife as an early present! She absolutely loved him! Thanks again you did a great job!!!!” Teddy’s family in MA, May 2018

“He looks amazing. You took such wonderful care of him; my daughter is going to be thrilled! Thank you so much.” Teddy’s family in CA, May 2018

“Gus is home and he looks incredible!!!! Thank you again for everything!!!!” Gus the Teddy Bear’s person in CO, May 2018

“They arrived this afternoon, thank you!! They look great!! ” The Bears’ family in CA, May 2018

“We got Boss today and my son doesn’t even know what to do with himself! Boss is perfection! You did a phenomenal job! We cannot thank you enough!!!!!” Boss the stuffed dog’s family in GA, May 2018

“Thank you so much! You do very important work! 🙂 It’s funny how one little stuffed animal can become a child’s world…I’m glad that there are people that recognize that! ” Rusty the Monkey’s family in NC, May 2018

“Oh my goodness you are a miracle worker. Words can not explain my appreciation” Bear’s person in CA, May 2018

“I’ve been meaning to reach out and let you know that Fred arrived safe & sound. A. & I couldn’t believe the magic you worked. I don’t remember how Fred looked when he was new—I got him when I was only one years old—but it seems to me fair to say he looks as good as new or better. I read an essay of Baudelaire’s a couple of years ago that conceives of a plaything as “the first initiation of a child to art.” Whether or not Fred was that for me is hard to say (I do like to think he was). What I can say is he’s an old and dear friend, and it’s a pleasure of the highest order to see him looking so dashing again. Thanks so much for your caring work—”  Fred the teddy bear’s family in NY, April 2018

“Dagne arrived today and she looks amazing.  Thanks again!” Dagne the beagle’s person in MD, April 2018

“Fluffy arrived safe and sound, he looks amazing, all my friends and family member approved ! thank you very much for your help. ” Fluffy the Unicorn’s family in WA, April 2018

“Edward arrived today and he looks fantastic! Thank you very much for your professional service, updates, and pictures. I am so happy to have him back. Thank you!” Edward the teddy bear’s person in CA, April 2018

“I received Moo Moo yesterday and am just blown away by how amazing he looks!!!  Everything is perfect.  You did an amazing job!  This whole process has been extremely special to me and I’m so thankful for your care of Moo Moo and the hard work you put into it.  I can’t stop hugging him : )  Thanks again!!!”  Moo Moo the cow’s person in PA, April 2018

“He arrived yesterday and looks wonderful! I really can’t thank you enough. My wife is so happy!” Mr. Fox’s family in ID, April 2018

“Thank you for the wonderful work that you did with my son’s lion and “bringing him back to life”.  My son was thrilled to have him back and in such good condition.  Thank you again for all that you did.” Lion’s family, April 2018

“Hello, I just wanted to let you know JR was delivered safely on Saturday and L. LOVES what he looks and feels like after his spa treatment! Thank you so much for the time and effort given to JR and responding to our numerous inquiries.” JR the teddy bear’s family in OR, April 2018

“She arrived this morning and she’s perfect.” Angua the wolf’s person in NV, April 2018

“Poo arrived, and he looks sooo much better than he has in a long time! Thank you for putting him back together!” Lamby Poo’s family in MD, April 2018

“That bear was lost for many years inside of a very bad place, filled with dark emotions. I’m glad to see he’s recovered and he’s ready for a new life, he deserves it! Thanks for making us happy!” The 60 year old jointed teddy bear from Italy’s family, April 2018

“Baba is home safe! Thank you from the bottom of my heart. My son couldn’t believe that his Baba was back after all this time. He was so happy. We are so thankful! Baba looks amazing. I don’t know how you did it, but you did an amazing job!! Thank you so much for saving Baba!!!” Baba the stuffed sheep’s family in CA, April 2018

“He’s home!  He looks great. One of the things I like the most is that he still looks “loved” and not brand new. ” B.I.N.G.O. the stuffed dog’s family in TX, April 2018

“SHES HOME! Safe and sound. She looks amazing. Thank you so much.” Bomb’s Away the cloth doll’s person in CA, April 2018

“I just received Mr. Snowman today and I just wanted to let you know I cried of happiness. Thank you thank you thank you for your wonderful work on him!!” Mr. Snowman’s person in CA, April 2018

“As you may know, Oshko is home! You are an angel.  Realms of Gold is right! Thank you so much for doing such great job on my boy.  He looks amazing.  The best money I’ve spent in a long time.  I’m so pleased.” Oshko the dog’s person in GA, April 2018

“Nigel returned home today and I wish I could have sent you the smile on Stephanie’s face when she pulled Nigel out of the box and saw the wonderful work you did.  Nigel looks and feels fantastic.  I cannot thank you enough for helping us get Nigel ready for many more years of love.  Thank you very much.” Nigel the Hippo’s family, March 2018

“Bud is home! He looks so handsome!”  Bud the cow’s person in Brooklyn, March 2018

“He has just arrived – he looks great!! Thank you!! ” Teddy Bear’s person in TX, March 2018

“Snowball has safely arrived back home! Thank you so much for taking care of him and giving him a new lease of life. ” Snowball the dog’s family in Singapore, March 2018

“My mom was THRILLED to see him. He looks wonderful, and she is really, really pleased.

We appreciate all you did to restore him. You are very talented!”  Teddy’s (an 80 or 90 year old bear) and his family in UT, March 2018

“Thank you!  We got her back and she looks so much better!  Couldn’t be happier with the result!” The Velveteen Lamby’s family in IL, March 2018

“Thanks for all the work you did on Panda! We are very satisfy and wanted to thank you again for all your time. We will definitely recommend you to our friends and family!” Panda the stuffed dolphin’s family in CA, March 2018

“Thank you for your loving care and patience for keai these few weeks. We are definitely looking forward for many more years with her. ” Keai the tiny stuffed bunny’s family in Singapore, March 2018

“Grumbly made it home safely and looks fabulous!” Grumbly the 58 year old jointed bear’s person in VA, March 2018

“Got him back!! Thank you so much!! He looks amazing!! He’s got such a cute fat face again!” Baby the Panda’s person in AZ, March 2018

“Thank You for your wonderful work.  It exceeded my expectations!.The stuffed animals smelled great, they were soft and the stuffing that was used was very, very good.”  A stuffed rabbit and dog’s family in NY, March 2018

“We got Polar Bear yesterday and we love him!!!! Thank you so much! You’ll be getting more friends from us in the future—you’re the best!”  Polar Bear’s family in CA, March 2018

“Mama Cat arrived safe and sound! She looks great, and G. is VERY happy to have her back! Thank you so much for taking such good care of her!”   Mama Cat the Alley Cat’s family in KS, February 2018

“I just wanted to say thank you again for fixing up Mr. Monkey. He feels so great! He seems better than ever. Thank you so much!” Mr. Monkey’s person, February 2018

“I don’t think we could have found anyone better!! Thank you for all you do and we will certainly be contacting you if we need similar repairs in the future :)” Raggedy Ann’s person in MI, February 2018

“I just wanted to let you know that Lucky arrived back home yesterday, safe and sound. Thank you so much for taking care of her, feeding her a lot of good food so that she is much plumper, and giving her a bath and just overall making her much more photogenic! She’s been receiving nonstop hugs day and night, and is excited that she doesn’t get cold anymore because of bald spots, even though she does miss you and her other friends at the hospital. I wish you and your hospital the best in the future, and am so glad that so many other beloved animals and dolls will have such a great experience and chance at a prolonged life, just as Lucky has.” Lucky the dog’s person, February 2018

“Wrinkles came back today and he is looking even better than I could imagine! He looks so much like he did when I first got him (as much as he could anyway), and your repairs look amazing. I cannot thank you enough for making my best friend ready for many, many more years of adventure and cuddling. Thank you again for being such a wonderful individual. There needs to be more people out there who understand the importance of a stuffed friend. At least Wrinkles doesn’t smell like tears anymore ;-)”  Wrinkles the dog’s person in Alberta, Canada, February 2018

“Henry has arrived home. He looks fabulous and well rested. Thank you so much for taking such good care of him.” Henry the Polar Bear’s person in NY, February 2018

“OMG…he’s sooooooo great!! he arrived safe and sound. thank you thank you for doing such a fab job. I so appreciate it!!! You’re a genius!!” Kooky’s person in CT, February 2018

“Smokey and his brother arrived safely.  They look wonderful.  I really appreciate their rejuvenation treatment and your special TLC.  Thanks again for your expertise and attention to detail.”  Smokey the Bear’s person in CA, February 2018

“Got my buddy back and you just about made a grown man cry.  You did an amazing job and I can’t thank you enough!” Monkey’s person in CO, February 2018

“He looks FANTASTIC!! Thank you so much!! ” Polar Bear’s person in CA, February 2018

“We received Mmmm Bear yesterday. He looks great! My spouse is so excited to have him back!”  Mmmm Bear’s family in CA, February 2018

“Thanks so much again Beth, I really appreciate all of the time and effort you put into him. ”  Peter Rabbit’s person in NY, January 2018

“Received Rootbeer in the mail!! He looks great!! As good as New!! Thanks so much for all your help sprucing him up.”  Rootbeer the Pound Puppy’s family in NYC, January 2018

“I just received my restored teddy bear and I can’t believe how amazing he looks!! I am so impressed and grateful to you for all your hard work in restoring him!
He’s one of the few items I have from my childhood and I am so happy to have him back in excellent condition! ” Teddy’s person in CA, January 2018

“I hope you are doing well. I’m happy to report that Barkley is now home and he looks great!!! Thank you so much!!! ” Barkley the dog’s person in NC, January 2018

“He looks WONDERFUL. Thank you so much.” Pink Horns’ family in OR, January 2018

“I just wanted to say that I can’t tell you how pleased I am with your work on Ducky. She really looks and feels like she is back to her old self. Really, you did a fantastic job. ” Ducky’s family in CA, January 2018

“Just wanted you to know Crybaby and Annie made it home safely. Thank you for all you have done for me, Crybaby, and Annie! Crybaby looks beautiful! It mean so much to me that you could fix my Crybaby! Words can”t express the appreciation I have for you helping with Crybaby”s surgery. I’m so glad Crybaby is home! Thank you again for your doctoring my baby! <3 🙂 ” Crybaby and Annie’s person in TN, January 2018

Duncan arrived back home today and he looks amazing!! You did an awesome job! I’m so happy that I found you and that he was able to be restored. Again thank you so much.. absolutely incredible!!” Duncan the Donkey’s person in CA, January 2018

“Louie is home! I cannot express how happy I am! He still looks like the same old Louie, but his beard is so white and he looks so clean! His scars are hardly visible and I’m so happy I won’t have to worry about him breaking open. His floppiness is perfect!” Louie the stuffed wolf’s person in OH, January 2018

“Thank you so much for your wonderful work restoring our beloved Andy Panda.  We’re very happy that’s he’s back home and in great shape.” Andy the Panda’s family, January 2018

“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 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!

I just learned about another blog post from one of our former patients. This is the story of the wonderfully named bear, Chumbawumba. You can read his and his person’s tale here.

Please click here for more kind words from our former stuffed animal and doll patients and their people (and more before and after photos)!