TRIBUTES have flooded in from readers after a beloved ‘miracle dog’ passed away.

Last week Max’s owner confirmed he had been diagnosed with a brain tumour.

Max was introduced to the world as a lifeline to owner Kerry Irving, who adopted the friendly pooch after a car accident in 2006 left him in excruciating pain, both physically and mentally.

During his life, 'Max the Miracle Dog', from Keswick, has raised more than £450,000 for charities, alongside fellow pooches Paddy and Harry.

Announcing the news on social media, Max's owner said: "Our beautiful Max fell asleep in Manesty Woods today with Paddy and Harry, his two adoring brothers overseeing his onward journey. The sun shone, the sound of the lake, the birdsong, the breeze in the trees and the scent of his favourite woodland walk comforting him.

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"This small dog with the waggy tail and hugest of hearts gave love and hope to thousands of people worldwide. Max's legacy and story will continue to grow and inspire for many years to come. Every day gave us memories and every step with you beside us was a privilege.

"When you see the orange glow of a sunrise or a sunset, think of Max and he’ll be there. Our hero, a true legend, the world's most loved dog.

Sylvia Stoker said: “Every time we lose a beloved pet it breaks your heart but they leave precious memories.”

Pamela Kavanagh said: “RIP Maximoo... a truly remarkable dog.”

Glenys Garnett said: “So very sad to hear Max has passed away.”

Louise Yarker said: “I am so sorry, I have been following you all for some time now. Heartbreaking.”

Cath White said: “RIP Max. Beautiful boy.”

Christine Parker said: “Really sorry, a beautiful, clever dog.”

Lori Robinson said: “How sad is this.”

Lynne Morgan said: “Rip Max run free.”

ROYBLACK48 said: “So grieved to hear of Max's passing. We met him and his brothers last November and they were amusing and entertaining. A man's best friend is most definitely his dog!”

grumpy fish said: “No words, too choked.”

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