When Sanjana Madappa, from Bangalore, India fell pregnant with her first child she welcomed any advice she could get about being a new mother.

However, one thing she never expected anybody to say was that she should get rid of her five beloved rescue dogs – in fact she actually refused the idea.

Rather than pander to the more experienced moms, Sanjana and her husband¬†Aditya Raheja, decided to show everyone just how much important her gorgeous pooches are in her growing family…

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The happy couple both work in Bangalore,¬†Aditya works in real estate and the soon-to-be mother works at Compassion Unlimited Plus Action animal shelter, so it’s needless to say that Sanjana is absolutely crazy about all things animals – in fact, the couple rescued five dogs of their own.

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Because she worked at the animal shelter as a welfare officer for a long time, she had heard every excuse in the book about why families decide to give up their pets and becoming pregnant was actually a popular one! Often, Sanjana would try to talk the families out of it but her advice was never taken on board since she wasn’t a mother herself.