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

“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
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

“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.