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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!


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

“Heartbreaker has arrived and he looks beautiful. Thank you for giving me a piece of my youth back. Thank you for giving me and other people a sense of comfort and security during these dark times by revitalizing our stuffed friends. ” Heartbreaker the Hippo’s person in MA, August 2020

“Just unpacked Lamby with my mum and she is just so over the moon with how he came out! Thank you so so much for all your hard work and help with him! I will certainly recommend your services!!!” Lamby’s family in CA, July 2020

“He’s home and back where he belongs, looking so healthy! I swear you work magic! ” Bear a Teddy Bear’s person in MD, July 2020

“We received Mr Grenouille the day before we left for vacation. Thank you so much for doing such an amazing and beautiful job stitching him back together. Above and beyond what we expected. Our daughter is a very happy girl.” M. Grenouille (the stuffed frog)’s family in FL, July 2020

“Thank you so much! Puppy got home safe and sound, and he’s just as nice to hold and squeeze as I remember!” Puppy’s person in OH, July 2020

“Thank you so much, he’s perfect to me! You have no idea how much it means to me what great work you did, and keeping me updated. Means more than you’ll ever know! ” Puffy the bunny’s person in MI, July 2020

“BOOM BOOM IS HERE! Thank you for the wonderful job. He looks great and so does his club!”  Boom Boom the stuffed caveman’s family in Canada, June 2020

” Sister arrived at my parents’ home last night and i just now got her all the way to my home, and im just so amazed!! seeing the pictures you sent, i already saw she was looking so much happier, but holding her again really made this whole adventure worth every penny and more. im so glad i was able to send her to you, you are such a wonderful doctor and kind person, thank you, so so much. ive never been able to let my neice and nephew play with her because she was feeling so bad before, but now theyll get to play with her and create more happy memories, and i cant tell you how much that means to me. thank you for taking such good care of my first childhood toy and friend!!! (and thank you for the cute little bear sticker on the box!)” Sister the teddy bear’s family in IL, June 2020

“I just received Cinnamon in the mail and he looks AMAZING! Thank you so much the time and love you put into him. It’s my anniversary tomorrow so this was an amazing early present. If I need any work done or have any friends who have something I will definitely bring up Realms of Gold. Thank you so much again.”  Cinnamon the stuffed dog’s family in AZ, June 2020

“She looks amazing, thank you so so so so so so so much for helping her, and me. I’m so happy and grateful to have her whole again. I’ll be sure to be extra careful with her from now on. ” Parly the cloth doll’s person in NY, June 2020

“Andy made it home safe today! He was 2 days early and I’m absolutely in love with him!! Thank you for fixing my best friend Of 45 years he means the world to me!!<3” Raggedy Andy’s person in IL, June 2020

“Brownie arrived safe and sound, and I cannot thank you enough!! He looks PERFECT! Just like I remember him pre-his run in with the washing machine and dryer many years ago. Thank you for everything!!” Brownie the teddy bear’s person in FL, May 2020

” Cinnamon arrived yesterday and it feels like you breathed new life into him! He is the perfect cuddle buddy now and I am so grateful for the work you put into him” Cinnamon the teddy bear’s person in SC, May 2020

“I can’t thank you enough for the major role you played in getting the Plutos ready for their debut back amongst the land of the living.” Pluto (the dog)’s family in CA, May 2020

“We just got Tilly. She’s perfect. Thank you so much!” Tilly the bunny’s family in CT, May 2020

” I just wanted to say THANK YOU so much for fixing Georgie. My son was beside himself with joy and happiness. You did an incredible job! It is so sweet knowing you do this wonderful work.”  George the Monkey’s family in WA, May 2020

“Just wanted to let you know how pleased I am with how my dinosaur turned out! My husband and I just had our first baby in December, and I’m excited for my stuffed animal to have a new life and a new child to be loved by. Thank you so much for your work!” A stuffed dinosaur’s family in MN, April 2020

“I got Stitch back home safe and sound with me today. I can not begin to thank you enough for the work you did to save him! He is perfect and it’s so seamless! Looking at him you’d have no idea there was ever anything wrong with him! ” Stitch’s family in FL, April 2020

“I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for repairing Velvy.  I was a little worried he would not be the same bunny, but he is exactly the same bunny.  You are a master craftsman and I wish you all the success in the world.  Stay safe out there, these are crazy times – but also, know that you have brought my daughter (and me omg) so much joy as we are stuck inside the house.” Velvy the stuffed bunny’s family in MD, March 2020

“Bearbear arrived yesterday! He looks even better in person and is absolutely perfect in every way! It was so nice to finally have him at home and to not worry if he’d be falling apart soon. Thank you again for everything!! You do incredible work!” Bearbear’s person in NJ, March 2020

“Tedward looks amazing! Thank you so much! He’s been repaired perfectly and we couldn’t be happier!” Tedward the teddy bear’s family in NY, March 2020

“My sweet boy Seymour! He’s home, safe and sound. He also looks like a brand new Seymour. The work you did was extraordinary, Dr. Beth. I could not be happier or more pleased! I am so grateful for you. OMGosh Dr. Beth, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU. *putting my hands over my heart in gratitude*” Seymour the stuffed seal’s person in OR, February 2020

“Garota arrived home safe and sound. She looks great, well rested after her mini vacation in California. Thank you for everything. We will definitely recommend you to someone else who may need this kind of service.” Garota the teddy bear’s family in NY, February 2020

“Thank you again for everything, I cannot recommend you highly enough to anyone looking for stuffed animal repair. From our initial consult, to the progress photos, to his patient chart I got back with him you were amazing every step of the way. Working with you was an absolute joy and pleasure and I very much look forward to sending some other “overly loved” stuffed animals your way.” Figment the stuffed dragon’s person in FL, February 2020

“You did a masterful job. Puppy looks brand new. You are truly an artist. I am so lucky to have found you.” Puppy’s family in NY, January 2020

“I am so happy!  I cried happy tears.  So many hugs and happy tears.” Stripes the stuffed tiger’s person in FL, January 2020

“Blue Puppy and Bleep Bleep are so healthy and rejuvenated! Thank you! The entire experience was so positive. Your true respect for how special these little creatures are in our lives comes through at every step
I especially love the Patient chart. It brought me so much joy.” Blue Puppy and Bleep Bleep the stuffed mouse’s family in CA, January 2020

“Thank you so much for restoring Elevy to his former glory. I can’t remember him ever being so fluffy, and he’s so much to smush now that I know he won’t be damaged anymore. I was so sad when he was harmed going through the washing machine, but now I can hug him to my heart’s content. Thank you so much for repairing him, he was my favorite Christmas gift this year! :)” Elevy the elephant’s family in RI, January 2020

“Oh my gosh I just got Rae’s package and she looks gorgeous! Better than I had ever hoped! Thank you so so much for this!” Rae the Bunny’s person in NJ, January 2020

“He got home safe and sound today, and he looks wonderful! My whole family is overjoyed 🙂 Thank you!!!” Dad’s Bear’s family in AK, December 2019

“My daughter loves him. She is talking care of him until my son is older. Again, thank you.” A teddy bear’s family in CA, December 2019

“Just wanted to let you know that the package arrived and the Bears look great. I appreciate all your help with this and I will keep you in mind if there’s any work in the future or if I hear of anybody looking to restore their bears.” The teddy bear duo’s family in GA, December 2019

“HE’S HOME!!!!!I missed my little buddy so much! He looks AMAZING, you can’t even see where the stain was. Thank you! If he ever gets into trouble again, I know right where to turn. ” Figment the dragon’s person in Illinois, November 2019

“Buzzy arrived safely this afternoon and in excellent shape. We can’t thank you enough.  If you ever need a reference, please don’t hesitate to give my name/contact info. ” Buzzy the bunny rabbit’s family in IN, November 2019

“The bears arrived back home today. I again thank you very much for agreeing to treat them and they look refreshed after their travel and treatments. Thank you for all your help.l and the updates went over during their treatment and evenn putting up with my instructions for their treatment. I hope you are well and again thank you for treating my teddies and giving them several more years of life.” The Teddies’ person in England, UK, November 2019

“M. opened the box and folded back the blanket with her eyes big as could be, and said (and I quote):       “Mine!  Mine,  mine,  mine,  mine, mine, mine!  Miiiiine!!!!   Mine! Mine!  Mine. Mine.  Mine, mine, mine, mine, mine, mine, mine, mine, mine, mine, mine, mine, mine . . . . “ Well, you get the picture.  The next thing to speechless.  (This is a four-year-old with a vocabulary that would shame a librarian.) Thank you so much for your help with this real girl.  We will save your invoice forever.” Princess (a cloth doll and a real girl) and her family in IN, November 2019

“We got Bear yesterday, and he looks great! Thank you so much for the time you spent on him :)” Bear’s family in CA, October 2019

“Oh my goodness, she looks WONDERFUL!! I love her new jammies, they look so cozy! ” Tami the Teddy Bear’s person in CA, October 2019

“The patient is safe and sound and we are very grateful for your wonderful work. Thank you!” Henry’s family in NV, October 2019

“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

“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


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)!


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.