Travis, the pet casket business would be a small market. There are pet cemetarys around as Art mentioned, but that's not the route that most people take. If they don't leave the body with the Vet for disposal (usually a mass grave out on the Vet's farm property) they usually go with cremation. Now, that opens up a bigger market. We have several of our personal animals and a few of the rescues that passed while still in foster care that were cremated. Most are simple cedar boxes with a small brass lock on a brass hasp. Tastefully small and fit on a bookshelf or mantel. We do have one early one that is metal, like a small magazine collection holder, say Reader's Digest size. These hold, of course, the ashes. The wood ones have a brass plate attached with the dog's name engraved on it. Might be able to do lettering routed into the box with a small router or Dremel, and a lettering kit. The Vets we use all have several to choose from. I'm sure these are supplied by the company that does the cremation. I haven't persued this yet, but have thought about it some. My idea is to use bandsaw boxes to be different and unique for the upscale owner. Regular boxes (I'll add a couple pictures below) for the normal crowd.
Maybe this will give your dad something else to show. He could still have the caskets to show as well. Jim.
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