Got a character who wants to have a "pet" in one of my campaigns to help with tracking- problem is that the pet (dog) would have to follow them around etc, and the character is not a ranger- how would I go about the "payment" of basically an animal companion when the character's class is not one that has the companion class feature? Is it just a feat to get one or what? (This is in 3.5)
That's the question I had in mind- how to keep the dog alive if it is going to be put in dangerous situations? To allow it to have extra hit die? Because as it stands it might have 2 HD when the party reaches level 7. I guess more specifically- how much would it cost for a class that doesn't have the animal companion feature, get the feature?