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

“My raggedy “Andy” doll, circa 1960’s, lost his yarn hair, hands and feet due to some mice in the attic. Beth came to the rescue with her nurturing doll repair service. I am so happy to see him looking good again – just as a remembered when I was a little girl. I am grateful. Thank you Beth!” Andy’s person in OR, September 2019
“My capybaras just arrived back home today! You’ve done a wonderful job healing them — thank you so much. I can’t tell you how happy it makes me to see them whole again!”  A Capybara family’s person in NY, September 2019
Thank you once more for all your expertise, craftsmanship, and attention to detail.  I know Huggy is deeply grateful as well.  He’s often very shy about sharing his feelings.” Huggy the elephant’s family in PA, August 2019
“Thank you SO much! Misty arrived home safe and improved! Honestly, I cannot believe the work you do. I haven’t cried this much since I got her for my 8th birthday!” Misty the horse’s person in OR, August 2019
“Edgar arrived home safe and sound. He’s so plump I love it! The bell sounds just as good as ever, and I’m really excited to cuddle with him later. Thank you so much, my buddy is in tip top shape! ” Edgar the cow’s person in CA, August 2019
“Rabbit P. Sniff (Ïff) is with me again and he is whole and intact! No more worrying late nights about not having him anymore when I’m much older, haha. You did a great job, and I am super happy with the results. ” A rabbit’s person in CA, August 2019
“He has arrived home and I am tickled pink. He looks wonderful and so healthy. He is the absolute perfect chubby. The first hug was so satisfying and it’s all thanks to you. I couldn’t imagine sending him anywhere else. Thank you again so much.” Domo’s person in PA, July 2019
“Thank you so much for everything you’ve done! They look so much better, and we can assure you that they’ll be loved for many more years! I can’t imagine the results coming out any better! I’m amazed at how well they were patched up! We’re so glad to have them back and in better condition.
Thank you again for all of your hard work! It was well worth the time they were away!” Doggy and Brown Bear’s family in PA, July 2019
“Beth, thank you so much for all the love and care you showed Michelle, while she was away! She’s perfect!” Michelle the teddy bear’s person in WA, July 2019
“I wanted to say thank you so very much! C is ecstatically happy!” A Potbelly Teddy Bear’s family in ID, July 2019
“She looks brand new and way healthier and the new fabric feels great too…thank you again for everything and have a nice day!” Bei the elephant’s person in CA, June 2019
“Thank you truly for all the love and care you gave to Regs. I have just received him and he looks amazing. He was lovingly cared for in the best possible way and I have nothing but gratitude for his renewed lease on life and everything you did to get him back to full health. ” Regs the lion cub’s family in UT, June 2019
“Thank you so much for your hard work Beth.  The boys look magnificent.  Kootis is so adorable with his tuft of fur on his cheeks. And bear looked like he ate a whale vs a salmon, hahaha. There’s no way we can fully express how much we appreciate the work you have done.” Kootis and Bear’s family in NY, June 2019

“Just wanted to let you know Mr Teddy arrived home just a few minutes ago and he looks amazing! Thank you so much for taking such good care of him, I am so happy to have him home and in much better shape. ” Mr. Teddy’s person in MA, June 2019

“Thank you so much for all of your hard work and care. I think I speak for not only myself, but many others when I say you’ve restored years of memories by repairing my little buddy! It seems inevitable to end up with a raggedy, worn stuffed animal after so much time, but you’ve put a little pause on that process and I’m so thankful. ” George Michael the Monkey’s person in CA, May 2019

“Thank you so much for DJS. My aunt was so happy and laughed so hard and is thrilled to have her tiger back. She’s displaying him in her home and loves it so much. Thank you and great job with his tummy tuck! You are so creative and talented! ” DJS Tiger’s family, May 2019

“He arrived today and looks absolutely fabulous! thank you so much for restoring him to his former cuddly glory <3” Elton the Teddy Bear’s person in Alberta, Canada, May 2019

“I can’t thank you enough for all your help. My wife was caught completely off guard when she saw there was a package for us. I asked her to open it and the look on her face as she started to process everything was priceless. I wanted to share with you these pictures. Feel free to use them and quote them as needed. I’ll absolutely sing your praises on your Facebook page. The process was amazing and the end result was incredible. Thank you, thank you thank you thank you!” Dani Frog’s family in CO, May 2019

Thank you so much. I’m so so grateful for the work you do. I love knowing that she’s fixed up and ready for so many more years together! — A doll’s person in CA, May 2019

“We wanted to thank you for your care of Telly.  My family was so excited to see Telly when he returned home and they are still talking about his amazing transformation.  He was stuffed just enough, his new arm looks great and his eyes are so bright.  Now all of his stuffed friends want a spa treatment!  We were so grateful for your help. Thanks again!” Telly the toy couch potato’s family in MA, April 2019

“Bunny arrived home safe and sound! He looks amazing and the fur is such a perfect match to his original! We’re all so happy to have him home again and thank you so much for you work. :)” Bunny the stuffed rabbit’s family in FL, April 2019

“Thank you so much for mending my son’s lovie. He is so happy to have him home – and he’s amazed he’s now fluffy enough to sit up on his own! You’re the best!” Taggie the stuffed Giraffe’s family in VA, April 2019

“pink returned home today and he is perfect. thank you so much for every thing you did for me!!” Pink Panther’s person in OK, April 2019

She’s here! She looks wonderful and N. is so happy to have her back. I’ve been telling everyone we know about your services as well and will be happy to send friends your way if they ever have a need for a repair like we did.” Frances the stuffed hippo’s family in NY, March 2019

“Barry arrived safe & sound.  He looks amazing!  I’m so glad we sent Barry to you for his transformation.  It’s not just fixing Barry, but it’s the special moments to be created with him now.  Thank you for doing that.  My son loved Barry & now his daughter can share in that experience.” Barry the teddy bear’s family in NY, March 2019

“Soft Duck is home, safe and sound.  She looks terrific.  We have been both grinning and shedding tears.  You’re a miracle worker!  We are incredibly relieved, and we are very, very grateful.” Soft Duck the stuffed spirit duck’s family in MA, March 2019

“Highlighter made it home safely!!! Oh my goodness!!!!!!!! My mom came in to watch me open his box and thought the discharge papers were super cute and said he looks good as new!!!!! Thank you so much!!!!!” Highlighter the stuffed dog’s family in TX, March 2019

“just wanted to let you know that Lolly is safe, absolutely beautiful, and back to her rightful place of honor on my bed! I spent about five minutes just hugging her when she got home. It means the world to me to be able to hold her without fear of damaging her again. Thank you so much for everything you do, and all the tremendous care you put into your work. <3 I am forever grateful.” Lolly the doll’s person in OH, March 2019

“I just received her and I am very happy to have her back and looking this good ! And 2 days before my birthday !! What a fantastic gift ♥️ Thank you very much for your work on her, it is very great !”  Sou Sou the Mouse’s person in CA, March 2019
“I just wanted to send you my deep gratitude for the work you did with her. She looks wonderful, a perfect mix of the old familiar and the newly-sturdy. Your repairs have set her up for the rest of a lifetime of love and comfort. I really appreciate your work and how you’ve given me the ability to really hug her again without fear of her breaking or tearing.  Thank you so much for all your high-quality repair. I’ll be sure to pass along your business to anyone I know who is in need of similar services!” Baa the Sheep’s person in IL, March 2019

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

“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.