In our last session my players stormed the lair of a priestess praying to her dark entity, who had summoned three shadow mastiffs for her protection.
The Blood Huntress decided she really wants to have one of the "good boys" as a pet. (Which in general is totally fine for me). After disintegrating the priestess, killing one dog and banishing the other, they managed to knock out the third after it mauled the healer of the group (thinking he had killed its former master; he had not).
The Blood Huntress now healed it after it was unconscious and hit in the face with a fireball (sorcerer forgot it was also in the radius).
What do I do?
I know I am the DM and can do however I see fit and change things, but I would generally like to stay true to the lore and the creatures + their natures.
They are neutral evil doggos from the Shadowfell: being the only one left of its pack would they become a companion to the group that slew its former master?
The Blood Huntress already has a moorbounder as a mount, and the group has acquired quite a zoo regarding animal companions (Winter Wolf Puppy and Brass Dragon Wyrmling rescued from a group of poachers), so it isn't unusual for them to want it.
It wouldn't be game-breaking, given that they are Level 15 and it is a CR 2 creature.
I am not sure if it would be solved by a simple Animal Handling Check, given that they were enemies just mere seconds ago.
She did smack it over the head with a glaive, after all.