An upstart company in Elkhart seeks to help pet owners better deal with the departure of a furry friend.
At the beginning of this year, a company called Pet Honor Casket began making five different sizes of pet caskets at a plant on Elkhart's north side.
The smallest casket provides an eternal resting place for the likes of a rabbit, while the largest can accommodate a 200 pound pony.
“And so the standard comes in a walnut finish and then we also have the standard for a camouflage finish, it’s high definition camouflage for the hunting dogs, and then we’ll also have a couple of options if folks want to customize that for working pets, so police, military, fire, we can put a flag graphic on any of them,” said Pet Honor Casket CEO Bert Molner.
Molner previously spent 18 year in the R-V industry. “You don’t have to look very far to know that pet spending is at an al-time record high, currently we spend roughly $53 billion on our pets each year, so to put that into perspective in Elkhart county, the R-V industry in the entire United States is a $9 billion a year industry,” said Molner.
The Caskets start at $199. While an animal is still alive, the unit can be used for pet toy storage.