Dogs and cats have made it on to license plates in recent years, and no wonder: over 50% of American households have pets, and spend about $500 per year on them.
The seven plates below honor pets and each feature a dog and cat.
California and Indiana honor famous comic strip characters with specialties devoted to different causes: the Snoopy plate benefits the California Association of Museums, while the Garfield plate helps fund education.
Arkansas and Mississippi both have used a black lab as part of an environmental series of plates. In each case, the dog is rendered as a very realistic-looking painting, ready to catch the spoils of a hunter.
Maine features the standard dog and cat, but also features a horse, bunny, and a bird.