Goober lives up to his name: He is kind, goofy, playful and wants nothing more than to be everyone's (and every dog's) best friend! A four-year-old Lab mix, Goober was surrendered to the Duplin County Animal Shelter in North Carolina on February 5th. He was the best friend of a little boy whose family had to move and surrender two of their three dogs. The shelter said there was not a dry eye in the building as this little boy loved Goober so much and was heartbroken to give him up. Just to make matters worse for Goober, he also had heartworms.