Director | Tegu, monitor, iguana lizard, and parrot enthusiast

  • Reptile socializing
  • Rehabilitation of non-native species
  • Large lizard behavioral understanding
  • Supporting Facebook group 

Find your inner power by helping others without a voice


  • Fun, hands-on educational meetups
  • Community outreach events 
  • Assisting in overcoming fear of reptiles
  • Animal husbandry advice 



Hope in Action

"June" is a gregarious quaker parrot that loves her scratches! She has no habits of screeching but loves to chatter. She's a very quick learner and loves to great you with a, "Hello!" Won't you be "June's" adopter today?

Meet Our director

Our Mission

Nikki, the Director, will be out of town from 6/24-7/1. We will not be available for surrenders or adoption pickups during that week. Should you need to reach the rescue, you may still emal, call, and text. Thank you in advance for understanding.

animal of the month


in the news

Donations aid us in everything we do for these animals. Your generosity literally helps save lives. Please consider donating to our cause today. All donations are tax deductible. From our rescue animals to you, thank you for your continued support.

How can you help? We are a charity on Amazon Smile so by you assigning us as your charity of choice and simply shopping, Amazon donates .05% of your totals purchases! Feeling more committal, how about assisting us monthy via Patreon? You can sign up for a reoccuring monthy donation. This assists us GREATLY! A one-time donation can be made by clicking the red button above, too!

our current needs

TRSAR is a female directed, fully permitted 

501(c)3 nonprofit rescue that services the state of Texas. We were the first nonprofit rescue dedicated to reptiles in Texas. Directed by Nikki Pesek, we have worked with reptiles and exotics for over 30 years. TRSAR intakes unwanted pets and rescues. We rehabilitate, provide a wellness check, veterinary care,

temperament test, socialize, and then adopt out our animals to qualified forever homes. We are committed to captive animal husbandry and are proud to diligently partner with TPWD, local shelters, and animal control, to ensure seized animals are given a second chance.