A concerned citizen shot the video and forwarded it to the police.
Cheeks, 62 has been charged with two counts of child endangerment.
Cheeks told police she drove from Whitehaven to Collierville with the 7 and 8-year-old children in the kennels.
She also drove to downtown Memphis, telling police she made stops to check on them periodically.
The children were told to ride inside the kennel because there was no room inside the vehicle.
The kids told police that there was no air in the back of the vehicle, later moving them into the backseat.
Local 24 spoke with Cheeks’ neighbors about her arrest.
“Shocking, it really is. I only met her like once maybe twice. She seems like a nice lady. I couldn’t see her actually doing that,” said neighbor Skylarr Blake.
Cheeks is expected to appear in court Monday at 9 a.m.