Phoenix the Puppy Close to Getting Permanent Home

May 29, 2013 Updated May 29, 2013 at 8:19 AM EDT

By Mitch Simon

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May 29, 2013 Updated May 29, 2013 at 8:19 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - Phoenix, the Puppy who made headlines after he was intentionally set on fire, will soon have a permanent home.

The Buffalo Small Animal Hospital says they're very close to choosing a home for Phoenix. More than 100 people applied to adopt the Jack Russell Terrier including someone from Ireland.

Police arrested two teens for dousing the 6-week-old puppy with lighter fluid last fall and setting him on fire.