Terminally ill dog completes final adventure on bucket list

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The story of a special dog that touched the hearts of many has shared one final adventure.

Jack Miller, a parson russell terrier, was diagnosed with cancer back in October, so his owners made a bucket list for him.

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Jeremy and Kimberly Miller thought he would only live until around Christmas, but made it a few weeks past that.

Jack died over the weekend. In his final hours, Jack got to take a ride to the beach, play in the water and a snuggle in his daddy’s sweatshirt.

The Millers said Jack’s story was spread across our community and even the world.

“The community has been awesome,”said Miller told WWAY back in December. “The outreach from the community and all the different things we’ve been able to do from surfing and walks downtown to the barbecue. The Wilmington Police Department stepped in and did the honorary K-9 with him.”

“My heart aches for this sweet family but Jack taught the community about love & coming together in his last few months!!!” one posted on Facebook.

“Love you Jack, you’ll never be forgotten! Will look for the brightest new star in the sky tonight xxx,” one said.

“Sweet dreams and thank you for sharing your story! Praying for you and your family Jack!” another posted.