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


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



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"If we can get people excited about animals, then by crikey, it makes it a heck of a lot easier to save them."

Our Mission

Find your inner power by helping others without a voice

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, parrots, and exotics in Texas. Directed by Nikki Pesek, we have worked with reptiles, parrots, 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. 

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Hope in Action

You can help year round - sign up for a reoccuring monthy donation via Patreon. This assists us GREATLY! A one-time donation can be made by clicking the red button above, too!

Keep up with us on our Facebook page and Instagram!

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

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.