I've always had tons of pets but I haven’t had a guinea pig since I was about 3 years old and I'm kind of scared to get one, I know it's stupid but I'm so excited because I love guinea pigs but I'm afraid that I'm going to be allergic because I'm horribly allergic to rats but I'm not allergic to hamsters and I've heard some really bad things about guinea pigs and I'm not sure where to get a guinea pig I'm looking for a silky or a Peruvian, I live in Missoula Montana. Also I would like to know do they bite allot and do they respond to a dog being in the house very well, because I have a Malamute he just turned 2 on the 12 but he’s big and too friendly for his own good, he loves everybody and every animal but because he’s so big he tends to scare animals and he gets very excited. Could you help me with some of these questions and could you please make a list of the things I'm going to need for a guinea pig. Thank guys allot! I truly appreciate it!